Advanced searches left 3/3
Search only database of 8 mil and more summaries

Patient First

Summarized by PlexPage
Last Updated: 02 July 2021

* If you want to update the article please login/register

General | Latest Info

Patient First | Will Fisher | Flickr "Patient First | Will Fisher | Flickr", by Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Rp Sowers invited the cream of Richmond medical community to that first open house. It was 1981, night before doors would open at his Urgent - Care Clinic on the outskirts of town, just beyond the site of the former drive - in movie theater and near 7 - Eleven. Sowers had quit his job as an emergency room doctor at Richmond hospital and struck out on his own with a concept that in those days was considered crazy: walk - in Clinic offering convenient care for minor health problems. All the big guys in town came out, and they were all saying, this will never work, said Sowers, Patient Firsts founder and chief executive. Frankly, I worry about that myself. It was more of a novelty to a lot of people at the time. But Sowerss vision of storefront medical care, open late nights and weekends, has become part of a sector almost as ubiquitous as fast - food chains. Idea, once dismissed as doc - in - abox, is now an integral part of the regional health system in the Washington area. Doctors may have turned up their noses in those early days, but amid rising health - care costs and uninsured rate that ticking back up, consumers are voting with their feet. Concept Sowers plant on a patch of land on the outskirts of Richmond has burgeoned into a chain of 74 Patient First medical centers spread along the Mid - Atlantic region, making it among the Top 10 largest Urgent - Care chains in the United States. Patient Firsts ' distinctive green roofs and cookie - cutter designs sprouted from shopping plaza parking lots from Pennsylvania to Virginia. Although none are within the District, 19 of centers are sprinkled throughout the area, from Rockville, Md., To Waldorf, Md., To Fredericksburg, Va. The newest facility open in December in Falls Church, Va. Five more are planned in communities including Largo, Md., And Dale City, Va. In industry known for high burnout and turnover, many members of Patient Firsts clinical staff have a longevity firm has a few hundred people with more than 20 years there. And that, company officials say, has been the key to its success. Like other Top Workplaces employers, Patient First has found ways to keep its personnel happy. The Companies have generous benefits plus a lower - stress environment thats more akin to a family doctor's office than an emergency room. Patient First provides a safe, encouraging environment for be nurse, said one employee in the survey. I feel support, encouraged and valued every day. I have multiple, accessible resources to utilize as needed. My current position has provided me with an incredible team, room for growth, and invaluable experience with providing Patient Care via telehealth / phone triage. Sowers, who goes by Pete, is 75. In a sports jacket and tie, he maintains the bearing of a clinician and easily mingles among white - coated doctors, physician assistants and nurses in the teeming medical center on Midlothian Turnpike. It was Monday morning and the waiting room was about two - thirds full, mostly with adults.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Sources

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

logo

Plex.page is an Online Knowledge, where all the summaries are written by a machine. We aim to collect all the knowledge the World Wide Web has to offer.

Partners:
Nvidia inception logo

© All rights reserved
2021 made by Algoritmi Vision Inc.

If you believe that any of the summaries on our website lead to misinformation, don't hesitate to contact us. We will immediately review it and remove the summaries if necessary.

If your domain is listed as one of the sources on any summary, you can consider participating in the "Online Knowledge" program, if you want to proceed, please follow these instructions to apply.
However, if you still want us to remove all links leading to your domain from Plex.page and never use your website as a source, please follow these instructions.